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  • Seize opportunity presented by Grothman

    06/22/2014 4:34:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    We have a tremendous opportunity here in the 6th Congressional District. It didn't just “happen," it was created by a known architect of opportunity, Glenn Grothman. Glenn Grothman comes to serve Wisconsin not by sticking his finger in the air to gauge the political winds. Instead, he lights up a jet powered turbo fan to create his own winds of change. While serving in the Wisconsin State Assembly, then Rep. Grothman recognized his state senator wasn't serving with the same conservative ideals held by the majority of the constituency, so he challenged and beat Sen. Mary Panzer in the Republican...
  • Hennepin County sheriff announces new policy on immigration detainee jail hold

    06/11/2014 11:58:34 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 1 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/11/14 | David Chanen
    Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Wednesday that the sheriff’s office will no longer honor U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests. In the past, “ICE holds” — requests to hold detainees an additional 48 hours beyond their scheduled release from jail — were considered mandatory. However, recent directives by ICE and federal court rulings have said the detainers are now discretionary. About 1.5 percent of the 36,000 inmates at the jail have a detainer placed on them, Stanek said. Since 2012, the cost to taxpayers of detaining them an extra two days has been...
  • House Vote 266 - On Agreeing to the Amendment ( King of Iowa Amendment)

    05/30/2014 3:53:00 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Barton (TX), Coffman, Denham, Valadao, Diaz-Barlart, Farenthold, Heck(NV), Reichert and Herrera Beutler voted no.
  • Tancredo will be Tancredo

    05/23/2014 4:14:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    THE Colorado Republican party’s nightmare is coming true. Tom Tancredo, unfazed by the three so far ineffectual candidates running against him, is speeding toward victory in the GOP primary race for governor. Tancredo is a controversial national figure known mostly for his fiery, unswerving position on illegal immigration — which he sees as a plague that officeholders on every level of government must address as a top priority. Tancredo is an avuncular character with a hard edge. He is in the moment on the stump and in intreviews, quick with a joke, ready to spin out stories and asides that...
  • Senate Report -- CIA: 'Libya: Al-Qaida Establishing Sanctuary'

    01/22/2014 10:43:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a brief self-congratulatory trip to Tripoli, Libya, in October 2011 -- with U.S. military assets lurking offshore in case they needed to rescue her -- she joked, in the presence of then-Ambassador Gene Cretz and Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman, that they had not-so-long-ago been worried that the ambassador might end up the target of a murderous Libyan assault. "As Gene and Assistant Secretary Feltman and I were walking through here, they were talking about how the last time Jeff was here was when we were very worried that Gadhafi and [Libyan...
  • Guy Molinari, Geraldo Rivera come to defense of GOP Rep. Michael Grimm

    04/30/2014 6:55:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | Tom Wrobleski
    Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) got some full-throated support from ally Guy Molinari and radio talk show host Geraldo Rivera on Tuesday. Appearing on Rivera's radio show on WABC, Molinari called Grimm "a great American" said he was certain that the criminal case against Grimm was a political witch hunt aimed at defeating the only GOP member of the city's House delegation. "There's no question about that whatsoever," Molinari said.
  • City to end some police cooperation with immigration officials

    03/14/2014 3:03:37 PM PDT · by gooblah · 9 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Posted: March 13, 2014 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
    'The pernicious impact" of federal immigration enforcement "on certain communities in Philadelphia" is pushing the city to curtail police cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Public Safety Director Michael Resnick said Wednesday. At a City Council hearing packed to the balcony benches with immigrant-rights groups, Resnick said Mayor Nutter would soon sign an executive order barring police and prison officials from honoring immigration detainers except when a suspect in custody was previously convicted of a violent felony and ICE obtained a warrant to support the detainer request.
  • Sanctuary State: California Now Lets Illegals Practice Law, Get Licenses, Bars ICE Enforcement

    01/02/2014 7:37:45 PM PST · by montag813 · 26 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-02-2014 | John Urban
    With the new year comes new insane laws from California, making it officially America's Sanctuary State -- treating illegal aliens who broke the law to enter the U.S. as well as law-abiding citizens, protecting illegals from deportation, and putting public safety at grave risk. In October, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D), signed eight bills handing special rights to illegal aliens. The controversial legislation includes allowing illegal alien obtain driver's licenses, preventing employers from denying jobs based on "immigration status", and barring state and local law enforcement from detaining illegal aliens when directed by ICE, DHS or Border Patrol. The legislation claims that...
  • Is Your Illegal Alien Landscaper a Mexican Cartel Killer? This One Was.

    12/26/2013 8:31:45 PM PST · by montag813 · 20 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-27-2013 | TRN
    Would you like me to trim the hedges, Señora? Ok, right after I clean my silencer.- "They just come here to work".That's all we hear from advocates for a massive amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens. Or we hear that they are all valedictorians. Of course we never -- ever -- hear about illegal alien criminals from the mainstream media or feckless politicians. Well one of the "hard workers" mowing lawns and trimming trees in Sacramento was hiding quite a violent and disturbing past. He was a Mexican cartel hitman, with the blood of more than half a...
  • County Votes 3-2 to Protect Criminal, Violent Illegal Aliens (Santa Clara-CA)

    11/15/2013 11:28:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 15, 2013
    A large U.S. county is taking illegal immigration sanctuary to an extreme, officially adopting a measure that protects even those with serious and violent criminal records from the feds. It’s a sanctuary county on steroids and, not surprisingly, it’s in California. Nevertheless, it’s preposterous even for a liberal local government that aims to make all immigrants part of its big, happy family. The story comes from Santa Clara County, located in the San Francisco area with a population of nearly 2 million, according to census figures. The Santa Clara Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal this month to turn over...
  • ICE agent, two police officers shot by fugitive in Roseville (CA)

    10/25/2013 6:51:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    KTVU.com ^ | October 25, 2013
    ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Law enforcement authorities are swarming a neighborhood in the Sacramento suburb of Roseville searching for a suspect after a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer and two police officers were shot and wounded. In a statement, ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice says the officer is stable and alert after being taken to a local hospital. Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Bowman says deputies were dispatched shortly after 3 p.m. Friday, when Roseville police requested help for an officer-involved shooting. KCRA-TV showed aerial images of dozens of law enforcement officers converging on a neighborhood in Roseville, about 20 miles...
  • ‘Militaristic’ Napolitano hit with laundry list of demands from liberal UCal groups

    09/10/2013 7:29:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2013
    Janet Napolitano's experience dealing with terror threats while secretary of Homeland Security may come in handy at her new gig as president of the University of California system, where liberal students have already presented her with a list of wacky demands. A letter endorsed by nearly a dozen student groups includes the phrase: “We demand that you implement the following across the UC system.” Those demands include making the system a “sanctuary” for illegal immigrants, barring the use of system funds or resources going to help Immigration and Customs Enforcement (which Napolitano oversaw in her previous job), impose mandatory sensitivity...
  • Nevada could face suit for dumping patients in California (Greyhound therapy)

    08/21/2013 3:27:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 8/20/13 | John Coté
    San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is demanding that Nevada reimburse California cities and counties for treatment of about 500 indigent psychiatric patients who were given one-way bus tickets to the Golden State in recent years. Those costs include about $500,000 that Herrera says San Francisco spent on medical care, housing and other aid for 20 people shipped here in a practice sometimes called Greyhound therapy.
  • The Illegal Alien Murderer of Vanessa Pham

    08/14/2013 2:45:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Why is gun control the only policy we're allowed to discuss when horrific murders occur? In the liberal mindset, "root causes" of crime begin and end with the Second Amendment. But who pays the price when our public guardians fail to secure our borders, refuse to deport serial criminal offenders, and enable drug-crazed menaces to prey upon innocent citizens? Meet 27-year-old Julio Miguel Blanco-Garcia. An illegal alien from Guatemala, he has lived and worked in Fairfax County, Va., for at least 11 years. The region is a notorious "sanctuary" for immigration law-breakers where elected officials and big business look the...
  • Unlicensed To Kill ( SF sanctuary-city )

    11/11/2012 5:53:58 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | 11 Nov 2012 | Debra Saunders
    Drew Rosenberg became a victim of San Francisco's sanctuary-city policies Nov. 16, 2010. The second-year law student was riding his motorcycle in rush-hour traffic, when a car driven by an unlicensed driver made a left turn and hit him. That evening, Don Rosenberg of Westlake Village, Calif., received the phone call every parent dreads. His precious son was dead. Then another nightmare unfolded. As Rosenberg investigated driver Roberto Galo's background, he discovered that San Francisco's sanctuary-city policies have served as an enabler for dangerous drivers. Rosenberg sees his son's death as highly preventable. Five months earlier, San Francisco police stopped...
  • Would immigration status questions have stopped fatal St. Paul crash? (sanctuary city)

    07/23/2012 7:17:38 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-22-12 | Mara H. Gottfried
    If witness accounts are true about Carlos Viveros-Colorado's speed before he struck and killed a girl outside a St. Paul high school, it wouldn't be the first time he'd been driving fast. In the year leading up to the accident that killed Clarisse Grime, 16, near Harding High School this month, police stopped Viveros-Colorado three times, citing him for speeding and not having a Minnesota driver's license. Viveros-Colorado, who turns 51 on Sunday, July 22, is in the U.S. illegally for the second time. He was undocumented when convicted of DWI in 2001 and left the country, but he returned...
  • Sanctuary State: California Senate Passes “Anti-Arizona” Bill to Protect Illegal Aliens

    07/06/2012 8:44:29 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 07-06-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona It's no contest. It's not even close. California is America's undisputed "Sanctuary State" for illegal aliens. And now, in their hysteria over the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the central provision of Arizona's S.B. 1070 - that requires police officers to check the immigration status of people they stop - California legislators are setting new lows in contempt for the rule of law. The California Senate on Thursday passed a bill supporters dub the "anti-Arizona" law, which seeks to "shield illegal immigrants from status checks by local police" and which even welcomes in illegals from states such as Arizona. The...
  • LAPD to Ignore California’s Car Impound Law Because It’s “Unfair” to Illegal Aliens

    03/23/2012 8:53:05 PM PDT · by montag813 · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-24-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWe have become sadly accustomed to California - America's Sanctuary State - sinking lower and lower into utter lawlessness for the sake of naked racial politics. But whatever they do in Sacramento doesn't even come close to the utter madness that is Los Angeles - which makes the rest of the state look conservative by comparison. This week saw the Los Angeles Police Department announcing that it will soon start ignoring California state law, which requires police to impound the vehicles of unlicensed drivers for 30 days - because it is "unfair" to illegal aliens!That's right....
  • BERKELEY: The Pacific Steel Casting Situation (News Analyis)

    02/15/2012 7:01:42 PM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 2/14/12 | Steve Martinot
    People are back in the streets because of Pacific Steel Casting Company. In the past, it has been the issue of pollution. The workers have struck over the issue of health and safety (the same issue, as seen from inside). And now, some 200 workers are protesting unjust job termination, owing to intervention by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), in violation of the spirit of Berkeley as a sanctuary city. This factory remains a problem. There will be a march to publicize this problem on Friday, Feb. 17. Here's a bit of the story (aka history). The factory is a...
  • Cook County's Saul Chavez moment (Illinois)

    01/04/2012 6:23:00 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Jan 4, 2012 | John Kass
    chicagotribune.com Cook County's Saul Chavez moment Politics trump justice as board immigration policy frees alleged DUI killer John Kass January 4, 2012 Chicago politics didn't kill William "Dennis" McCann. What killed the 66-year-old man was that black Dodge Neon driven by an alleged drunken driver as McCann walked across Kedzie Avenue last summer. But the politicians allowed the man charged in the fatal crash to skip out of jail despite pleas by federal authorities to hold him. Thanks to Chicago politicians, the alleged drunken driver is most likely hiding in Mexico. "My anger is more directed at the fumbling and...
  • Sanctuary Insanity: New Haven, CT Asks State to Allow Illegal Aliens to VOTE

    12/14/2011 10:01:04 AM PST · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 12-14-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Just one day after announcing his intent to try and block the Federal "Secure Communities" program, the mayor of "Sanctuary City" New Haven, CT announced he would be asking the state legislature to grant illegal aliens in New Haven the right to vote in municipal elections. Mayor John DeStefano argues that illegal aliens who live in New Haven pay local taxes and their kids go to school in the city, and deserve the right to vote: DeStefano said he plans to lobby the state for a “resident voting rights” bill that would allow any...
  • The Sanctuary State: Jerry Brown Signs a Trio of Bills on Behalf of Illegal Aliens

    10/10/2011 3:34:03 PM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-10-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona It is hard to overstate the stunning embrace of lawlessness represented by three bills signed by California Governor Jerry Brown this past weekend. Brown on Saturday signed three bills that directly champion illegal aliens. Together, they put the state so far on the side of illegals (and against legal taxpayers), that California now has no legitimate rival for the title of "The Sanctuary State", and should consider changing their official motto accordingly. Facing a midnight deadline for sign several controversial bills, Brown avoided a public signing ceremony for these unpopular bills. He waited until the...
  • NM: Gov. Martinez' License Residency Check Causes Illegal Aliens to Panic

    08/04/2011 9:38:42 AM PDT · by montag813 · 44 replies
    StandWithArizona.com ^ | 08-04-2011 | John Hill
    <p>You have to hand it to Gov. Susana Martinez (R-NM): she does NOT back down. This tough former D.A. seems to have inherited her tenacity from her father - a former Sheriff and boxer who won three straight Golden Gloves titles in the 1950s. Her adversaries underestimate her at their peril.</p>
  • Study Finds 500,000 illegal Aliens in San Francisco Area Alone

    07/29/2011 11:46:46 AM PDT · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 20, 2011 | Dave Gibson
    A new study just released by the Public Policy Institute of California has estimated that there are 563,000 illegal aliens living in the San Francisco Bay area. Researchers largely relied on the tax return data of those who used an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, which is reserved for taxpayers who do not have a Social Security number. The study found that within the Bay area, Santa Clara County has the most illegal aliens with 180,000, followed by Alameda County with 124,000 and Contra Costa County with 79,000. The Public Policy Institute of California also estimates the total illegal alien population...
  • Statement by Gov. Rick Perry Regarding Sanctuary City Legislation [Failure]

    07/01/2011 9:11:46 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 30 replies
    Office of the Govenor Rick Perry [TX] ^ | June 28, 2011 | Gov. Rick Perry Staff
    Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding sanctuary city legislation: "As the special session appears to be winding down, I am disappointed the Legislature did not address sanctuary cities. Working with legislative leaders last weekend, we worked to include sanctuary city legislation in Senate Bill 1. Unfortunately, SB1 Conference Committee [Republican] Chairman Robert Duncan ultimately refused to allow language related to the ban of sanctuary cities into the final version of Senate Bill 1. Because of this action, the special session will not provide our peace officers with the discretion they need to adequately keep Texans safe from...
  • Top business leaders try to derail Texas ‘sanctuary cities’ bill (Perry campaign/donors)

    06/27/2011 1:39:55 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 56 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 6/23/2011 | ROBERT T. GARRETT
    AUSTIN — Two of Texas’ most powerful business leaders have mounted a late-hour push to derail an anti-illegal-immigration bill in the Legislature’s special session. Houston homebuilder Bob Perry (no relation) and HEB/Central Market grocery chieftain Charles Butt applied pressure Thursday to members of a House panel to block the “sanctuary cities” measure
  • Fresno, Calif., is New Car-Theft Capital of U.S.

    06/22/2011 3:05:42 AM PDT · by Doogle · 14 replies
    Fresno, Calif., has edged out Modesto, Calif., to gain the dubious distinction of being the car-theft capital of the country. California dominates the list, with eight of its metropolitan areas named among the top 10 "hot spots" for vehicle theft, according to a new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).
  • Texas Senate passes bill on cities aiding illegal immigrants

    06/15/2011 12:56:20 PM PDT · by TLI · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 15, 2011 | Corrie MacLaggan
    (Reuters) - The Texas Senate early on Wednesday passed a measure pushed by Governor Rick Perry aimed at cracking down on cities that provide sanctuary to illegal immigrants. "Drug traffickers and transnational gangs should think twice before they step foot in Texas," Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, who presides over the Senate, said in a statement. "Prohibiting sanctuary city policies will make the apprehension, detention and deportation of dangerous criminals more uniform -- keeping us all safer and Texas more secure." The measure now heads to the House, which passed a similar bill during the regular legislative session that ended May...
  • Texas State Senator Expresses Outrage at Spanish Testimony (Against Sanctuary Cities Bill)

    06/15/2011 12:20:21 PM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    TX Senate | Stand With Arizona (YouTube) ^ | 06-15-2011 | StandWithArizona.com
    Bravo! TX State Sen. Chris Harris (R-Arlington) spoke for many Americans when he interrupted the Spanish-language testimony of a Austin-based "immigrant rights" activist (who is a citizen of 23 years) against the Sanctuary Cities ban (SB9), to say it was "insulting" for the man not to speak English. This goes right to the heart of everything that is wrong with La Raza amnesty advocates. The separatism. The sense of entitlement. The contempt for our common language that prior immigrants always hurried to adopt. God bless you Sen. Harris for speaking for all of us!JOIN STAND WITH ARIZONA
  • California: The Sanctuary State. New Legislation Erases Line Between Legal and Illegal Immigrants

    06/13/2011 4:51:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2011 | Elise Cooper
    Americans are familiar with sanctuary cities and counties but now California appears to be heading toward becoming the first sanctuary state. While Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Arizona have passed legislation taking a tougher stand on illegal immigration, California is heading in the opposite direction with bills such as AB 540, AB 1081, AB 130, and AB 131. American Thinker interviewed several of those who are knowledgeable about the situation in California. California AB 1081, recently passed by the Democratic majority Assembly, would require the Department of Justice to renegotiate its 2009 agreement: to participate in the Federal Secure Communities Act (SCA),...
  • Gov. Perry adds immigration issues to special session

    06/07/2011 6:06:02 PM PDT · by TLI · 44 replies
    Ft. Worth Star Telegram ^ | June 7, 2011 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry added immigration legislation to the special session's agenda on Tuesday, including a measure that would remove local law enforcement agencies' ability to make immigration violations a lower priority. Other items he added include how local police use the federal Secure Communities program to check people's immigration status when they are arrested, and checking an applicant's immigration status before issuing driver's licenses and personal identification certificates, according to a statement from Perry.
  • Sanctuary Cities Bill Filed For Special Session

    05/31/2011 2:26:26 PM PDT · by TLI · 26 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | May 31, 2011 | Julian Aguilar
    A bill that seeks to ban “sanctuary cities” in Texas has been filed for the special session of the Legislature that began today. State Rep. Burt Solomons, R-Carrollton, filed HB 9, a bill that would prohibit local entities from enacting policies that prohibits law enforcement from inquiring into the immigration status of a person lawfully detained or arrested. Gov. Rick Perry called a special session of the legislature immediately after learning Monday that the Texas Senate would not pass a bill essential to balancing the 2012-2013 budget. His original proclamation did not include sanctuary cities legislation, which he designated as...
  • In a Sanctuary City, An Illegal Immigrant Gets the Death Penalty

    05/27/2011 10:48:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 26, 2011 | David Paulin
    Areli Carbajal Escobar, a violent 32-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, had a long rap sheet. Over the years in the sanctuary city of Austin, Texas, police and prosecutors had many contacts with him. Yet Escobar was never deported. Now, immigration problems are the least of Escobar's worries. Last week, a Travis County jury sentenced him to death for the brutal rape and murder of a high school honor student. Texas may lead the nation for executions, but most condemned murderers aren't from Austin, the capital, and surrounding Travis County -- for both are enclaves of liberal Democrats in an otherwise...
  • State may opt out of federal deportation program

    05/26/2011 6:30:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/26/11 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer
    The California Assembly approved a bill to allow counties to opt out of a controversial federal immigration program that lawmakers said rips families apart, leads to racial profiling and erodes trust between law enforcement and the immigrant community. Under the Secure Communities program, instated by President Obama, the fingerprints of anyone booked into a county jail are automatically cross-checked against immigration databases, and if a person is determined to be undocumented, local authorities hand them over to federal officials for deportation. A growing number of law enforcement officials and public leaders across the U.S., however, are criticizing the program, saying...
  • Democrats in Texas Senate unite against sanctuary cities bill

    05/24/2011 8:32:44 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 23 May 2011 | Dave Montgomery
    The Texas Senate's 12 Democrats formed a united front against a revived "sanctuary cities" bill Monday as Hispanic leaders argued that it would lead to racial profiling and undercut relations between law enforcement and Latino communities. Several Hispanic residents from Tarrant County drove to Austin to participate in a rally on the south grounds of the Capitol after the bill appeared to regain renewed momentum over the weekend. The Rev. Stephen Jasso, pastor of the All Saints Catholic Church in Fort Worth, said the measure would "hurt and endanger" Latino communities. The bill, SB12, is one of Gov. Rick Perry's...
  • San Francisco Rolls Out Welcome Mat to all Illegal Alien Felons

    05/16/2011 2:42:36 PM PDT · by sfwarrior · 11 replies
    biggovernment.com ^ | 05/15/2011 | Adam Sparks
    San Francisco has just decided that they will no longer cooperate with the feds when they arrest juveniles who commit felonies. This is being done in the spirit of their Sanctuary law. Sanctuary for violent law breakers, that is. San Francisco has always welcomed illegal aliens and provided them every service imaginable while thumbing their noses at the feds. President Obama and his lame side-kick, otherwise know as Attorney General Eric Holder recently prosecuted the State of Arizona because Arizona had passed a law, with wording mimicking the federal statutes, to enforce immigration laws. Holder claimed the state was precluded...
  • (Texas) House, still simmering, OKs (anti-) sanctuary city bill in late-night vote

    05/11/2011 4:47:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Statesman ^ | 5/10/11 | Tim Eaton and Kate Alexander
    House, still simmering, OKs sanctuary city bill in late-night voteBy Tim Eaton and Kate Alexander | Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 12:26 AM Texas House members approved the controversial “sanctuary cities” immigration-related bill just before midnight. The vote on House Bill 12, sought by Republicans and declared a priority item by Gov. Rick Perry, was 100-47 along party lines. In the end, Republicans resorted to a brute-force approach that they earlier had tried to avoid after similar moves on Saturday brought bitter discord to the chamber. For much of the day Monday, members of the two parties had retreated into private...
  • Texas Moves to Crack Down on Cities Protecting Illegal Immigrants

    05/10/2011 3:56:00 PM PDT · by Maximum Scrunch · 32 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 10, 2011
    Four months after Gov. Rick Perry put out an urgent request to wrap up a bill cracking down on cities providing sanctuary to illegal immigrants, the Texas House passed it Monday night, advancing it to the state Senate, which is expected to approve it and send it to Perry's desk. Under the bill, police officers in so-called "sanctuary cities" will be able to question detained suspects about their immigration status even if their bosses disapprove. The term "sanctuary cities" is used to describe places where local officials refuse to enforce federal immigration laws and undocumented workers are free to seek...
  • San Francisco to defy Secure Communities

    San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey will start releasing low-level illegal-immigrant criminals from jail even if federal officials notified through a controversial fingerprint identification program request that they be held for a deportation hearing. The new policy, set to begin June 1, is meant to uphold San Francisco’s sanctuary ordinance, which prohibits local officials from assisting Immigration and Customs Enforcement with enforcing immigration laws unless it involves a felony. “I’m trying to enforce San Francisco’s city of refuge law,” Hennessey said. “The city of refuge law says we are not supposed to comply with federal officials except with felonies. I’m just...
  • Immigration bill cracks down on cities

    05/05/2011 7:11:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/5/2011 | Erika Lovely
    A bill unveiled today by Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Penn.) would slash federal funding for cities whose local law enforcement don’t enforce immigration laws. The legislation, the “Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act,” would crack down on more than a hundred American cities, Barletta said during a press conference today. “Local officials who choose not to enforce immigration laws are aiding illegal immigrants,” Barletta said. “My bill makes sure that sanctuary cities no longer get federal money as long as federal officials ignore federal law.”
  • Dayton won't revive Pawlenty directive on immigration law enforcement in Minn.

    04/14/2011 11:58:22 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 4/14/11 | MARTIGA LOHN , Associated Press
    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton won't revive a directive from his Republican predecessor requiring the state to participate in enforcing federal immigration law, a spokeswoman told The Associated Press Thursday. Spokeswoman Katie Tinucci said the Democratic governor decided against reviving the 2008 executive order from former Gov. Tim Pawlenty because it wasn't necessary. The directive, which expired last week, had required state cooperation with federal authorities in areas such as customs enforcement and fraudulent documents. Tinucci said the directive wasn't needed to enable state law enforcement agents to cooperate with federal authorities, so Dayton made a practical decision not to keep...
  • Three more arrests in fatal Denver hit-and-run…all illegal aliens

    01/29/2011 2:13:53 PM PST · by La Lydia · 38 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 29, 2010
    On Thursday, Norma Paola Vera-Nolasco, 31, was arrested at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, as she attempted to flee to Mexico. In fact, her U.S. Airways flight had already pulled away from the gate when police ordered it to return. According to the Denver's District Attorney's office, Vera-Nolasko was driving the truck that hit and killed valet, Jose Medina outside a Denver nightclub on Saturday night. She faces two counts of vehicular homicide, criminal impersonation, and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Prosecutors say that the illegal alien was drunk at the time of the accident. In 2008, Vera-Nolasco...
  • 3 times deported, killer still here

    01/18/2011 9:11:58 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | January 17, 2011 | JAMES WALSH/Paul Walsh
    An illegal immigrant's frequent arrests in Minnesota over the past 20 years show cracks in a system meant to bar foreign criminals.The guy found passed out in a St. Paul bus shelter near the University of St. Thomas with a drained bottle of vodka in his coat pocket was not just any homeless drunk. Mario Montalban-Ramirez, 61, was convicted of manslaughter in Illinois in 1982, convicted of murder in Texas in 1984 and sent back to his native Mexico three times -- in 1996, 1997 and 2003 -- for being in the United States illegally. He also has been a...
  • Maine's new governor(Tea Party backed)allows state to question immigration status.

    01/06/2011 4:29:46 PM PST · by DeusExMachina05 · 15 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 1/6/11 | Associated Press
    AUGUSTA, Maine — In one of his first official acts, Gov. Paul LePage on Thursday issued an order allowing officials in state agencies to question people with whom they come into contact about their immigration status, infuriating civil libertarians.
  • 2 officers assaulted at Escondido accident scene

    01/04/2011 3:14:27 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | January 3, 2011 | Michelle Breier
    ESCONDIDO — Two Escondido police officers suffered serious injuries Monday when they were attacked after responding to an accident. A 35-year-old Escondido man was in custody, and expected to be booked into Vista jail Monday night with an immigration hold because of a prior deportation, Lt. Craig Carter said. He was being held on several charges, including assault on a peace officer, driving under the influence and taking a weapon other than a firearm from an officer, Carter said. Officers Tim Kelly and Chris Leso arrived at 10:57 a.m. to the scene of an accident at Vista Verde Way and...
  • Utah First To Give Illegal Aliens Special Driver’s Licenses

    11/17/2010 9:48:59 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 01/13/2010
    Utah has long protected illegal immigrants and provided them with endless public benefits, including discounted tuition at public colleges and universities. Two of the state’s largest cities—Salt Lake City and Provo—have official sanctuary policies that forbid public employees or law enforcement officers from inquiring about a resident’s immigration status. The policy inevitably led to the recent murder of a Utah sheriff’s deputy who was gunned down by an illegal immigrant with an extensive criminal record and multiple deportation orders. The Mexican illegal had several felony convictions and had been deported three times yet remained in the U.S. undetected because he...
  • Iowa Governor-Elect Thumbs Nose at Iowa City's Bid to Become ‘Sanctuary’ for Illegal Immigrants

    11/10/2010 3:01:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 10, 2010 | Dan Joseph
    (CNSNews.com) – The city council of Iowa City, Iowa, is considering whether to turn the municipality into a “sanctuary city” for illegal aliens, but the state's new governor-elect not only opposes the bid, he would like to see Iowa adopt a tough Arizona-style immigration statute.In an interview with CNSNews.com, Tim Albrect, spokesman for Iowa Governor-elect Terry Branstad, said that the incoming governor opposes turning any Iowa city into a sanctuary for illegal immigrants and wants tougher laws against illegal immigration put on the books.“The governor-elect does support an Iowa-specific law similar to the one that passed in Arizona,” Albrect said....
  • Subsidizing Sanctuary Cities: Feds Reimburse for Illegals When Locals Obstruct Enforcement

    11/09/2010 5:30:27 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 9 replies
    prnewswire ^ | 11/08/10 | The Center for Immigration Studies
    Subsidizing Sanctuary Cities: Federal Government Reimburses for Jailing Illegals, Even When Locals Obstruct Immigration Enforcement WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Center for Immigration Studies Memorandum finds that the Department of Justice annually awards millions of dollars in grants to local governments to compensate for the cost of jailing illegal aliens, even when those governments have policies obstructing immigration law enforcement or encouraging illegal settlement. The report includes a list of the 27 sanctuary jurisdictions receiving grants in 2010. The grant program, known as the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), doled out a total of $400 million...
  • Illegal Alien Repeat Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty to Murder (Austin, TX, 3 prior DWIs!)

    09/14/2010 11:48:46 AM PDT · by montag813 · 21 replies
    Stand with Arizona (YouTube) ^ | 09-14-2010 | StandWithArizona.com
    How many DWI convictions does it take for an illegal alien to be jailed on an "immigration detainer" by ICE? One? Two? Three? Nope. Try FOUR + a homicide. Robert Benn of TN was struck and killed soon after he landed in Austin for a business trip by Jaime Bonilla, an illegal with 3 prior DWI convictions, yet roaming free in the sanctuary city of Austin. The people of TX and TN must DEMAND answers from ICE, DHS and the City of Austin as to why this illegal alien slimeball felon was free to drink and drive (and KILL) again...
  • SUV crashes into crowd waiting for bus in Visitacion Valley

    08/25/2010 7:38:52 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 20 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | August 24, 2010 | Kamala Kelkar
    Five people were seriously injured when a Ford Explorer plowed into the crowd that was standing in a shady spot while waiting for a Muni bus in Visitacion Valley on Tuesday. The crash occurred just after 9:30 a.m. near San Bruno and Arleta Avenues. The 24-year-old female driver said she lost control of the vehicle after the steering and brakes failed, according to police. The vehicle reportedly ran into a cement wall at the base of an apartment complex, struck the standers-by and then came to rest at a chain-link fence. The distance between the cement wall and the chain-link...